IC-IMPACTS has partnered with Engage North at the University of Alberta to launch an innovative new "Community Engagement Fellowship Program." This initiative places undergraduate and graduate students on community-driven projects in the communities of the Dene Tha' First Nation, Alberta and the Hamlet of Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Additionally, Engage North, IC-IMPACTS, and the Dene Tha' are working together to develop a long-term relationship that will provide capacity support and research for ongoing priorities of the Dene Tha'.
Open Call for Collaborative Research Projects Announced
IC-IMPACTS announced an open call for collaborative research projects between Canada and India, inviting researchers across Canada to apply for research funding. Project proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed regularly under the IC-IMPACTS review process.
IC-IMPACTS and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) co-hosted the "Integrated Water Management for Ganga Collaboration Workshop," leading to the creation of a detailed action plan outlining collaborative and innovative solutions to better manage the Ganaga river.
ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM FEBRUARY 2014 INDIA TRIP
Professional Practitioner Training Session Led in Bangalore
In partnership with FOSROC, IC-IMPACTS hosted a professional practitioner training session for over 50 practicing engineers and consultants regarding the use of fiber reinforced polymers as a strengthening solution to deteriorating infrastructure. The session was very well received and IC-IMPACTS will now work with FOSROC and others to develop a program around the application of advanced infrastructure technologies for the Indian engineering sector.
Thin Pavements Project Developed for Kanataka
IC-IMPACTS has developed a project to examine new techniques for producing highly durable pavement solutions that use minimal resources. This project will be developed with ACC Cement, RASTA, FOSROC and other industrial and academic institutions and will be demonstrated along a 1 km stretch of road by villages near Thondebavi, Kanataka. The Thin Pavements project has established new multi-sector partnerships between Canadian and Indian industry and academia.
For more information regarding our activities in India, please contact Sue Roppel
IC-IMPACTS Website Redesigned
We redesigned our website to better communicate our activities, events, and updates with you. We have appreciated your feedback and strive to best communicate with our viewers.